Farm to Market Road 664

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Farm to Market Road 664 marker

Farm to Market Road 664
Route information
Length: 22.076 mi[1] (35.528 km)
Existed: 1945[1] – present
Major junctions
South end:
I‑35E / Bus. US 287 in Waxahachie
  I‑35E / US 77 in Red Oak
SH 342 in Red Oak
North end: FM 983 in Ferris[nb 1]
Highway system
FM 663 FM 665

Farm to Market Road 664 (FM 664) is a rural and suburban farm to market road in Ellis County, Texas.[1]

Route description[edit]

FM 664, known locally as Ovilla Road, is a major access road for the northern sections of Ellis County. It begins at Bus. US 287, the former route of US 287 in Waxahachie. It briefly travels north along the de facto frontage road for southbound IH 35E at Exit #401B. After passing the interstate, the route continues north approximately nine miles into Ovilla, where it makes an abrupt right-hand turn and continues to the east for the remainder of its length.[nb 1] It crosses IH 35E again (passing over the Boxcar Willie Memorial Overpass) and also SH 342 in Red Oak before terminating at FM 983 near Ferris.[1][2]

History[edit]

FM 664 was designated in 1945, and ran from near Waxahachie to Ovilla, with a southern terminus at US 287 (later Loop 528, now signed as US 287 Business).[3] It was lengthened to US 77 (now the IH 35E freeway) in 1961. An extension east 4 miles in 1965 and another to Ferris in 1970 brought the route to its current length.[1]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Ellis County.

Location Mile[4] km Destinations Notes
Waxahachie 0.0 0.0
Bus. US 287
Southern terminus
0.2 0.3 I‑35E – Hillsboro
1.5 2.4 US 287 – Midlothian, Ennis
  6.5 10.5 FM 1387
Red Oak 13.1 21.1 I‑35E / US 77 – Dallas
14.9 24.0 SH 342 – Lancaster
Ferris 22.1 35.6 FM 983 Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Although traveling west–east from Ovilla to Ferris, the route is signed south–north.

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